How old must my child be to participate in camp?
Dance & Design Camp is created for children entering grades 1-6.
Are the groups separated by age/grade?
With 13 or fewer campers enrolled in a session, all children regardless of age will likely be in the same group. With 14 campers or more enrolled in a single session, children will be separated in to 2 groups by grade.
How much does camp cost?
A 5-day session costs $395 per camper. 4-day sessions (due to stat holidays) are pro-rated to $316 per camper. PA Days cost $79 per camper.
What time does camp run daily? Do you offer before and after care?
Camp drop-off is between 8:45-9:00am, and pick-up is between 3:45-4pm daily. Before care is available from 8am-8:45am ($50/week), and after care is available from either 4-5pm ($40/week) or 4-6pm ($80/week). Daily rates of $15 (before care) and $15-$30 (after care) apply.
What does the general daily schedule look like?
Opening Fun 9:00am-9:15am
AM Session 9:15am-11:30am (w/a 15 minute snack break)
PM Session 1:30pm-3:45am (w/a 15 minute snack break)
I see that Fridays are PJ & Performance Day! What does this entail?
Each Friday (4 & 5-Day Camp Sessions Only) is PJ & Performance Day! On this special day, come decked out in your comfiest set of PJ’s (weather appropriate), and get ready for an afternoon cozied up to a movie and pizza lunch! After the movie everyone will have a chance to present their dance performances & design galleries to an audience filled with family & friends!
What do I need to pack for camp?
- change of clothes
- comfortable shoes for the park
- park appropriate clothing
- Spring/Summer- sunscreen, hat, water bottle
- Winter- snow pants, hat and mittens
- bathing suit and towel for 1 day of water games at the park
- NUT FREE lunch and 2 snacks
- Water bottle
- Either dress in leggings or jersey shorts or be sure to pack a change of clothes for dance.
- Please refrain from bringing cell phones, tablets, mp3 players or any other tech gear to camp.
- Dance & Design Camp is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. These items will not be permitted for use during camp hours.
- For our Friday performance, camper will need to wear black shorts or leggings and a primarily white tank top or t.shirt.
My child has no prior dance or yoga experience, will that be an issue?
Not at all! Our focus in on creative movement and fun, which is extremely free spirited and interpretative. Our yoga teacher is certified, and trained on properly teaching yoga to both children and adults.
What types of crafts do you create in camp?
We specialize in high-end craft, and make items you’ll want to borrow (read: keep) from your mini fashionista! Each day we will complete at least 1 project ranging from fashion and jewelry, to gift items and keepsakes.
Do I need to purchase any special dance or craft gear for my camper?
Nope! For the dance/yoga portion we recommend comfy clothes such as leggings or shorts and a t.shirt or tank top. No dance shoes needed, we provide a new pair of non-slip dance socks for each camper. While we do provide aprons for the messy activities, please dress in clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
What qualifications do DHC camp counsellors have?
We’re glad you asked! Our lead design counsellor is a certified teacher, super crafty, and awesome with kids. Our dance and yoga teacher is certified to teach both, and has spent plenty of time getting zen in both Thailand and India! All our lead and assist counsellors have vulnerable police check clearance and are CPR-C and First Aid certified. Your kids are in good hands!
What is your Summer Camp cancellation policy?
- Prior to May 1st of the summers calendar year: A refund will be issued less a $30 administrative fee.
After May 1st of the summers calendar year: A DHC studio credit will be issued (no expiry) less a $30 administrative fee.
No refunds or credits will be issued within 30 days of the start of your scheduled session.
Subject to availability, you may move your booking to another session. Session changes are not permitted within 30 days of the start of the booked session.
Before and After Care is non-refundable.